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Cardinal talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Catching Fish

St. Louis Cardinals weekly chat on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines.

Late Friday afternoon, I joined Ken Miller and Jim Brinson on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines in out regular series to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals, “Cardinal Talk.” We set up the home weekend series as the Cardinals entertain the Miami Marlins.

Cardinals followers in central Iowa can again catch Cardinals radio broadcasts on KXnO as well as my regular segment each Friday afternoon throughout the season, either over the air or via streaming. My appearances are sponsored by WCI Pools and Spas.

Click here for audio: Brian Walton with Ken Miller and Jim Brinson (5:35)

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17 Responses to “Cardinal talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Catching Fish”

  1. JumboShrimp says:

    Matt Holliday has been on a wonderful hitting streak. If he can maintain this, it could be how it was in 2009, when he did a lot to propel the Cards into the playoffs.

    • WesPowell says:

      That guy is a hitter. He was no creature of the air in Colorado. With Colorado batting average, on base, slugging—.319, .386, .552……..With Saint Louis .315, .395, .539.

      • JumboShrimp says:

        Holliday is a line drive hitter, favored by the Birds. Son of a college baseball coach, knows the game, respected by teammates. Mo made what looked like a risky deal to trade for Holliday with free agency looming, but Matt was pals with Skip and McGwire, so we knew he could be signable for a fair deal, even though rep’d by the Super Agent (our former minor leaguer Scottie B).

        • WesPowell says:

          He does occasionally have some sort of freeze or something. That dropped ball that would have ended the playoff game against the Dodgers. And getting picked off third in the world series game last year.

          • JumboShrimp says:

            It was twilight in LA in 09, a hard time to pick up a ball, before the backdrop becomes darker. They started the game at a strange late afternoon time, for tv audience purposes.

  2. WesPowell says:

    Pirates are losing. Geez, scoreboard watching the Pirates. What the hell is the world coming to?

    • blingboy says:

      I find myself watching the Mets scoreboard too. They have more wins than the Cards. Its so wrong. There is a disturbance in the force for sure.

      Hope Anderson gets a start.

      Maybe Matt will get in the HR derby with Carlos and Albert.

      • WesPowell says:

        I always remind myself when scoreboard watching………….We lost our grizzled-veteran-leader of our line-up, Berkman. We lost our grizzled-veteran-leader of the pitching staff, Carpenter. We lost another starter Garcia. Those two were replaced by Lynn and Kelly, one with 18 career appearances and 34 career innings before this year, the other with zero of both career. Our first 8 one run games we were 1-7, and are 7-13 now. Along with 3 extra inning losses by more than one run.

        And here we are battling away.

        Let’s watch the scoreboard of other games with a deep sense of Cardinal pride.

  3. JumboShrimp says:

    Mo will have to make some kind of trade this July. There is pressure to do so. You do not want to not make a deal, because then reporters or fans will pull their hair out. So you have to make at least one or two little deals.

    The Cards will want to kick the tires on a lot of trade candidates. We do not want to get trapped in just one possible deal, but have a bunch of possibilities, so we can have leverage. The Marlins felt desperate to trade for Carlos Lee. The Cards want to avoid situations where they have to overpay the other team.

    There is a tv show filming the Marlins, the Franchise. The team is a soap opera. Trading for Lee adds another melodrama and another actor for the cast.

  4. JumboShrimp says:

    Nobody likes losing to the soap opera team, after doubling their hits. Carlos Zambrano, Carlos Lee, and Ozzie Guillen.

    Logan Morrison likes hitting against our bullpen. Morrison is the best product of Maple Woods juco since Albert.

  5. JumboShrimp says:

    Its frustrating so far playing the Fish. They are not very good, but won last night in StL. Ugh. They better not win again today.

  6. WesPowell says:

    Tough loss yesterday. Big comeback win today.

    Our guys resiliency never ceases to amaze me.

  7. WesPowell says:

    On the subject of resiliency………

    Lohse 2009,2010—10-18, 5.55 ERA

    2011, 2012—23-10, 3.16 ERA

  8. WesPowell says:

    New Topic….Stepping up.

    Cruz forced to center stage, catching on a contending team. TrIples in 2 in 3-2 win.

  9. JumboShrimp says:

    When Berkman returns, who will go to Memphis? Candidates: Robinson; Greene; and Descalso. Anyone who goes to Memphis can collect some steady at bats and be helped by that. Answer: probably Robinson.

    Furcal’s OPS is down to 700. He has been slowing. Greene should get a start or two per week at SS for the rest of the year, to keep Furcal operational.

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